Kristen Martin

William P. and Hazel B. White Center Professor of Technology Ethics
Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations

Department: Information Technology, Analytics, & Operations (ITAO)

Research Interests: Privacy, AI ethics, corporate responsibility, technology ethics

Kirsten Martin is the William P. and Hazel B. White Center Professor of Technology Ethics and a professor of IT, analytics, and operations in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. A nationally recognized expert in privacy, technology, and corporate responsibility, she is the director of the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center (ND TEC).

Martin‚Äôs research has been supported by three grants from the National Science Foundation. She has written about privacy and the ethics of technology in leading academic journals across disciplines‚ÄĒincluding the Journal of Business EthicsBEQ, the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, The Journal of Legal StudiesWashington University Law Review, and the Journal of Business Research‚ÄĒas well as practitioner publications such as MISQ Executive. Her book The Ethics of Data and Analytics will be published by Taylor & Francis in 2022.

In 2018, Martin was appointed to a five-year term on the board of directors of the Society for Business Ethics. She served as program chair for the 2021 annual meeting before assuming the group‚Äôs presidency for 2021‚Äď22. She also sits on the program committee for the Privacy Law Scholars Conference, the largest conference on privacy law in the United States.

The technology and business ethics editor for the Journal of Business Ethics, Martin is an affiliate of Northeastern University‚Äôs Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity and a member of the advisory board for the Future Privacy Forum. Regularly asked to speak on privacy and the ethics of big data, she gave a TEDx talk titled ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs Not Their Story to Tell: Why Companies Should Respect Privacy Online.‚ÄĚ

Martin earned her B.S. in engineering from the University of Michigan and her M.B.A. and Ph.D from the University of Virginia‚Äôs Darden Graduate School of Business.